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Metal God Zakk Wylde

My Stalker Left Me a 'Sacrifice'

9/17/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0916_zakk_wild_getty_EXHeavy metal legend Zakk Wylde -- one of the greatest thrasher guitarists EVER -- claims he's "terrified" of an obsessed fan who recently left a "sacrifice" at his home ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ.

Wylde -- founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society -- filed a request for a restraining order against his 20-year-old neighbor ... claiming the guy has been stalking and harassing him a while.

According to the docs, Wylde recently called police to respond to an incident at his home involving the neighbor -- which resulted in cops placing the neighbor in a 72 hour hold for mental evaluation.

Wylde claims the neighbor was "deemed mentally ill" -- and diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder.

An L.A. County Superior Court judge approved a temporary restraining order against the neighbor -- requiring him to stay at least 100 yards away from the rocker and his family.

Both sides are scheduled to appear in court on the matter on Friday.


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The PMG    

TMZ, Zakk is a Metal guitarist, not thrash. If he was still young and single, he probably would've just beat the guy's A$s and would not think twice about it. But now he's in his 40s, has a family and is being a little smarter about he handles things. As far as his playing goes, I haven't been that Impressed with anything since the Mafia CD, Order of the Black was good, but all he does now is hide his playing behind a phaser, flanger, chorus, delay, wah (yes, he often uses all of them together. If you've seen him live you've heard the ridiculous amount of effects noise coming from his amp when he's NOT playing.) It's a shame when you think back to how good his playing and tone was on NRFTW and NMT. He was a great player, but now he seems to rest on his laurels a bit.

1131 days ago


This is a pathetic way to get publicity. The so called stalker was his sons friend and would hang out at there house all the time. Zakk gave him the damn guitar even. He didnt mean any harm leaving the guitar AND THERE WAS NEVER ANY THREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! Zakk obviously needed to find a way to get his name back out there and this was a GAY ASS WAY TO DO IT!

1125 days ago
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